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The latest news from Newnham’s Fellows, alumnae, students and staff.

Professor Dame Carol Black

Government report by Newnham’s Principal says ‘fresh approach’ needed to help people find work after addiction

An independent review into the impact on employment prospects for people who have battled drug or alcohol addiction has been published by the Government. Professor Dame Carol Black, Principal of Newnham College, was commissioned…

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Alexandra Shulman

‘Sometimes you just have to get on with it and make a decision’ – Vogue editor gives inspiring talk to Newnham students

The longest serving editor in the history of British Vogue told students the fashion magazine is ‘a bastion of female power’ at an exclusive Newnham event. Alexandra Shulman OBE has been editor-in-chief of Vogue…

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Hope Mirrlees and Jane Harrison

‘Forgotten’ Newnham poet to be celebrated in BBC documentary

The life and work of a Newnham alumna once described by Virginia Woolf as ‘her own heroine – capricious, exacting and very learned’ will be featured in a BBC Radio 3 programme on Sunday.…

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Caroline Diehl and Onora O'Neill

‘Referendum was Project Fear versus Project Fantasy’ – Philosopher Onora O’Neill at London Speaker Series

Everything from American politics to the effect of social media echo chambers was covered in a lively discussion at our London Speaker Series last night. Philosopher Professor Onora O’Neill, former Principal of Newnham College,…

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Professor Dame Carol Black

Newnham College works to challenge culture of silence around sexual harassment

A special training course to help challenge the culture of silence at university around sexual harassment was held at Newnham College. Professor Dame Carol Black, Principal of Newnham, spearhead the intercollegiate training and invited…

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Alexandra Shulman

Editor of Vogue to talk about highs and lows of her career

The editor-in-chief of British Vogue will give an insight into her career as the longest serving editor in the magazine’s history at an exclusive event for Newnham students. As the iconic magazine marks its…

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Dancing Rainbow

Breast cancer scientists use innovative 3D imaging to help track cancer cells

Newnham’s Vice Principal has led a ground-breaking project which tracked the fate of ‘daughter cells’ to find out how cancer moves around the breast from a single stem cell. The two-year study was carried…

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Dame Carol in Hong Kong

Principal made Honorary Fellow of Hong Kong College of Physicians

Newnham’s Principal has been made an Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Physicians for her ‘distinguished achievements and services transcending medicine and humanity’. Professor Dame Carol Black travelled to Hong Kong for…

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FelicityWeb3

Tributes paid to popular Admissions Co-ordinator on her retirement

An Admissions Co-ordinator who was the ‘rock’ of her department has retired after spending 13 years welcoming hundreds of new students to Cambridge. Felicity Macdonald-Smith, pictured, joined Newnham College in 2003 and was the…

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Umang Khandelwal with the Duchess of Cambridge

Undergraduate met Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as part of her role as a young leader

A Newnham student told the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge about her work encouraging world leaders to act to eliminate poverty during the Royal visit to Canada. Umang Khandelwal, who is about to begin…

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